Mexico drops all Covid-19 entry requirements
Mexico is witnessing a Covid-19 surge at the moment. The 7-day case average is 18 846, an increase from the 2 756 7-day case average two weeks ago. But Mexico has not enforced any fresh restrictions since the Omicron wave started and has now returned to 2019 normality for tourists, because cases are not confounded with deaths.
Published: January 16, 2022, 1:26 pm
All Corona entry requirements have been dropped as of January 1, 2022, joining El Salvador as the world’s second country to drop all Covid-related entry restrictions for visitors. El Salvador discarded such measures already in November 2021.
The Secretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, said the questionnaire had no scientific utility and only slowed down airport queues.
Until January 1, 2022, Mexico still had a health questionnaire required for all flights, including international flights and domestic flights known as the Vuela Seguro.
In submitting the form, a QR code was issued allowing passengers to pass through security freely, without further screening. On January 1, 2022, Mexico officially discontinued this form. Local authorities had already dropped the health questionnaire 4 weeks ago.
Because Mexico has kept its borders open throughout the pandemic unlike most of the world, it has become the world’s most popular destination since 2020.
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